We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. This week is a principal directed PLC. Grades 3-6 (and Monica) should meet in room 23 from 1:40-2:40 for CAASPP training. Grades K-2 should meet with your grade level team. You may wish to plan for your upcoming Reading and Writing Units, discuss Second Step Implementation, de-brief the strategy group work that we did with Elma and Beth or anything else of value to your team.
LCAP Student Surveys- grades 3-6:
By April 17, please have students in grades 3-6 to complete the survey in class. Encourage students to be honest and answer the last question in a productive and responsible manner. It should take about 20 minutes or so to complete.
LCAP Family/Community Surveys-all grades:
Please share the survey link (below) with our families via dojo, classroom, seesaw etc. Thank you!!
Parent survey direct link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgO_K4vSkZ2IC3UpHOtWW8uaCdKO_Hr6tW5UPbB-4AOjil-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Teachers College Visit April 15, 16
|5th/6th||Angelica, Don, Erin, Dave, Patty, Shelly||8:00-9:50||Labsite-Shelly Molina||Meet in Room 23|
|4th||Erika, Tracy, Holli, K.C.||10:10-12:00||Labsite-Erika Pehrson||Meet in Room 23|
|3rd||RoseAnn, Aranzazu, Leslie||12:35-2:25||Labsite-Aranzazu Castellanos||Meet in Room 23|
Last year, Shelly and Aranzazu were successfully awarded a Samsung grant which provided 6 t.v.’s for our school (Library, Office, Cafeteria etc) Linked below is the new application which is due April 22nd. We anticipate this will be the last year they do this. Please let me know if you plan to apply and how I may help you with the application. Here is a link to the application:
Chromebooks Stay Here- beginning April 15th:
Beginning, Monday, April 15 please have your students leave their Chromebooks in the classroom. That will give you a week to make sure you have all the Chromebooks and chargers set up in the cart before testing starts. Students will be keeping their chromebooks at school during testing.
Below you will find our 2019 CAASPP testing schedule. As you and our students will remember, we had many technical difficulties during last year’s administration. These issues were experienced across the district and, I believe, negatively impacted our students’ results. Additionally, they heightened our students’ and our frustration levels. Due to this, the District recommends that we minimize the number of students testing at any time. Therefore, this year’s schedule is VERY different. Below the schedule you will find additional notes about ELD and planning times.
CAASPP Testing Schedule for 2019
|Make-ups||3rd (8:15 AM- 9:50 AM )
5th (10:25- 12:00 PM)
|4th (8:15 AM- 9:50)
6th (10:25- 12: PM)
|Math CAT||April 22||April 23||April 24||April 25||April 26|
|Math PT||April 29||April 30||May 1||May 2||May 3|
|ELA CAT||May 6||May 7||May 8||May 9||May 10|
|ELA PT||May 13||May 14||May 15||May 16||May 17
PE Data due
Additional Testing time if needed
|May 21||May 22
|May 23||May 24|
Planning for Friday and Mondays switches
ELD canceled- Self Contained ELD
Chromebooks MAY NOT go home during the test window- teachers must set up the carts with the chargers like they used to be (estimated to take 30-45 minutes) and all CB MUST stay in the classroom for the duration of testing.
Rationale and Benefits:
- Heavy technical issues may have had an impact on student engagement with the test last year
- Kids reported stamina was a challenge
- Decreases strain on network
- Promotes attention to teaching and learning versus a focus on testing
- Allows time for TCRWP Test Prep unit
- Minimizes authentication failures at login
NEW THIS YEAR!
- Electronic Score Reports will be distributed through a “parent portal” either through Synergy or Illuminate. Updates and more information to follow.
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